Archive for March, 2012

Smart Mobile Devices — “Stress Test” for the WIPS of the Future

March 22nd, 2012

Traditionally, talking of wireless security in the enterprises we talked about embedded Centrio Wi-Fi, Linksys rogue APs, open source DoS tools, and compliance requirements (PCI, DoD, HIPAA). While these topics continue to be important today, the upcoming proliferation of the smart mobile devices is the new frontier for the enterprise wireless security to address. The inundation of smart mobile devices will result into new monitoring requirements, not hitherto discussed. These requirements would amount to ”stress test” for the WIPS and only the best of the breed can hold up. While the new monitoring requirements will be many and varied ranging from unauthorized BYOD to heightened rogue AP risk, in this post I wish to discuss some interesting and unique scenarios (numerous soft mobile hotspots, Nintendo chat blocking, wireless geo-fencing) I already encountered this year working with the customers.

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BYOD, smartphones, Windows 7, Wireless gadgets, Wireless security

1 Minute Survey: BYOD – Love it/Hate it?

March 16th, 2012

Take the BYOD survey and enter to win an 8GB iPod Touch.

The BYOD trend is causing new security concerns for enterprise network and data security. Corporate users (e.g. employees, contractors) are accessing enterprise network and data, and bypassing corporate security controls using their personal Wi-Fi devices. This uncontrolled access can open wireless backdoors into the enterprise network, malicious activity, leakage of sensitive data, and exposure to malware.

Click the link to take the BYOD survey and enter to win an 8GB iPod Touch.


Phones are increasingly becoming portals to the outside world, with their own networks that can bridge WiFi security and provide an unauthorized laptop access. AirTight would like a minute of your time to understand how pervasive these devices are in your organization and if they have affected the way you address network security.

As a thank you for helping AirTight with this short survey, two names will be drawn at random to win an 8GB iPod Touch. To be entered in the drawing please submit your contact information at the end of this survey.

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